The J.D. Neuhaus Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of pneumatic & hydraulic hoists, cranes and system solutions, headquartered in Witten, Germany. Founded in 1745, the family-owned company is managed in the 7th generation by Wilfried Neuhaus-Galladé as Managing Director since 1986. With 155 employees at the headquarters in Witten and another 70 spread over subsidiaries in Baltimore (USA), Aberdeen (UK), Lyon (France) as well as Singapore, J.D. Neuhaus supplies customers from 90 countries and 70 industries.
Vision & Values
With the vision “We help people move loads in a sustainable and digitalized world”, J.D. Neuhaus has made it its goal to expand market leadership with innovative and sustainable leverage solutions. The brand promise “Permanent Excellence”, which the family-owned company has been claiming for more than 275 years, is underpinned by a clear communication of values.
The three value pairs tradition and innovation, performance and longevity as well as partnership and passion lay the foundation for the daily actions at JDN. They shape the partnership with the people working for JDN as well as with partners and customers. They can be found in the quality and German engineering of the products, in the way JDN works with and finds new solutions thanks to the spirit of innovation. The thinking is characterized by sustainability, which JDN believes the future deserves and needs.
With products for the food industry, the oil & gas industry or general engineering, J.D. Neuhaus has grown from a pure mining supplier in the 1980s to a global player with over 80% export share. With a partner and service network all over the world JDN serves customers in various industries where hoisting or crane solutions are needed.
Since the invention of the pneumatic drive for hoists in 1952, this has characterized the products of J.D. Neuhaus. The company has been able to adapt this drive technology to the operating conditions of many other industries and sectors, influenced by the extreme conditions of mining and the oil and gas industry. The food industry, for example, focuses on hygiene and cleanliness. The chemical and pharmaceutical industry above all on explosion protection. The construction industry on extreme robustness. Only this small selection from the industry portfolio of J.D. Neuhaus shows the diversity of applications for pneumatically driven chain hoists. Thus, the load capacities of JDN solutions range from 125kg up to 125t. The digitalization of products has already taken hold with the JDN mini, which was launched in 2018. With NFC technology, users can access all information via an in-house developed service app.
Production & processes
When a company produces between 6. 000 and 8. 000 hoists per year, the internal processes have to mesh like one cog in the other. J.D. Neuhaus GmbH & Co. KG succeeds in doing so with the help of modern production methods, which focus not only on ensuring high quality standards but also on fulfilling sustainability aspects beyond production. The backbone of the entire production chain on the 27,000 m² factory premises in Witten-Heven is the Toyota Production System. Methods and principles such as lean management, just in time or the pull principle lay the foundation for producing high-quality lifting equipment.
J.D. Neuhaus aims to be the most successful and sustainable manufacturer of lifting solutions. JDN is working hard to develop more and more comprehensive measures to avoid waste and to improve the company’s climate friendliness. In the resource-saving production and development of lifting equipment, the involvement of our customers and suppliers, and the responsibility of people in the value-added process, JDN aims to avoid waste. Today, every hoist is produced with 100% green electricity, latest technologies in production and value creation guarantee minimal resource consumption and sustainable projects such as the greening of the company area or JDN bee trunks make sustainability tangible at JDN.